Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Bernard Madoff scam: Top investors 'hit by $50bn con...'

Some of the world's wealthiest private and corporate investors are reported to be victims of an alleged $50bn fraud by Wall Street broker Bernard Madoff. 

Mr Madoff is alleged to have confessed to a huge Ponzi scheme (pyramid fraud). 

Reports say the main owner of the New York Mets baseball team, Fred Wilpon, and former American football team owner Norman Braman are among the victims.

Others facing losses reportedly include French bank BNP Paribas, Japan's Nomura Holdings and Zurich's Neue Privat Bank. 

Prosecutors say Mr Madoff, ex-head of the Nasdaq stock market, has described the fraud as "one big lie". More...

See also:

  1. The Great Del Taco Scam...
  2. The woman that got suckered by Nigerian scam artists for $400,000 !!!
  3. It must be wonderful spending other people's money ... 

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